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, ktvu news. >>> now to our continuing coverage of president obama's second inauguration. after the speech making the president and first lady celebrated tonight after two official balls. here they dance as jennifer hudson sings the al green song let's stay together. >> ♪ >> for the second inauguration, president oe baa -- obama decided to have just two inauguration balls instead of the 10 from his first term. ken pritchett join us and tells us what the president said as he began his second term. >> reporter: the president was officially sworn in yesterday. today's swearing in was a ceremonial event. a public swearing in before by one estimate perhaps more than 1 million people. on a relatively mild and blue sky day president obama and the first lady took the traditional walk down pennsylvania avenue to the white house and to her second term. some waits houred. >> i breathe the air that obama breathes so it was worth it. >> reporter: the president took the oath of office just after noon today before a crowd that filled the national mall as far as the eye could see. mr.obama s
obama renewed his promise to the nation in a public swearing in ceremony and tonight, the celebration is underway. torrie is live in washington dc with the latest on the inaugural festivities and what is happening now. >> reporter: tonight we're seeing even more of those memorable moments including president obama and the first lady dancing at those balls. the music is playing and champagne flowing. thousands are attending inaugural balls. >> today we experienced the deem hock see. >> so help you god. >> so help me god. >> congratulations, mr. president. >> reporter: a very public oath of office. supporters are braving the cold packed the national mall, a million strong. people eager to catch a glimpse of history. >> thank you so much. >> reporter: with democrats and republicans struggling to find common ground on key issues, obama pushed for unity. >> my fellow americans, we're made for this moment and we'll seize it, as long as we seize it together. >> reporter: he brought attention to climate change and gay rights and equal pay for women and we heard a familiar theme fro
on magazines. >> the president needs congress to pull the trigger. >> it is president obama's highly evened response to the sandy hook school shooting. a sweeping plan to overhaul america's gun laws. details came today at a white house ceremony. the $500 billion blueprint a is mixture of executive orders, and proposed legislation. the broader and more impactful ideas need congress to act. the president appealed to the hearts and minds of americans, while urging those lawmakers to act, and act soon. >> reporter: the president surrounded himself, with some of the children he knew gun laws will help protect. four children who wrote him letters. >> she said i know that laws have to be passed by congress. but i beg you to try very hardly. julia, i will try very hardly. >> reporter: he then laid out what he will push congress to pass. the assault rifles ban. require background checks on all gun sales. 40% of sales right now have no such checks. renew a 10 round limit on ammunition magazines, and more. >> the only way we can change, is if the american people demand it. >> reporter: then the presid
tab. >>> president obama officially began his second term of office today and thanked supporters here tonight at a reception. >> all of you here understood and were committed to the basic notion that when we put our shoulders to the wheel of history it moves. it moves. >> reporter: tomorrow mr. obama will be sworn in during a public ceremony. he'll give his inaugural speech then take part in a parade and series of inaugural parties and balls. here's a live look at the white house tonight. tori campbell has more on how mr. obama won a spot in history. >> that i will faithfully execute the office of president of the united states. >> reporter: the president is officially in his second term now. he was sworn in in the blue room of the white house with chief justice john roberts doing the honor. and you can bet that chief roberts said the words carefully. four years ago he said the oath wrong. so president obama is the first to have been sworn four times. this morning, joe biden was sworn in by sotomayor. then there was the wreath laying ceremony. and the first couple also attended the ep
,000 people have signed this on-line petition asking president obama to fire the presidenter who pursued swartz for two years. >> is it like shoplifting from a video store or loaning a video to a friend. >> reporter: this is video of aaron swartz taken last summer. >> there is a battle going on right now to define everything that happens on the internet. >> reporter: his passion for open access is evident, but his actty vim got him into trouble with the lay. >> the fact he was indicted and charged with 13 felonies for a possible 35 years in jail just really seems completely out of proportion with trying to share knowledge. >> reporter: prosecutors had charged him for allegedly hacking into a website and downloading millions of documents. his trial was scheduled for april. >> it sounds to me like a case of the mrs. being overzealous, especially considering the crime he supposedly committed. >> reporter: swartz committed suicide last friday in new york. tonight, the tech community is mourning the loss of the 26- year-old prod gee, possibly best known for reddit. >> there's no one sente
.com or mobile ktvu. >>> three days of festivities kick off in washington, d.c. and how president obama and vice president biden geared q x . ♪[ music ] >> some of the stars of "glee" were rocking out tonight as part of the celebration of president obama's second inaugural. the first lady michelle obama and second lady jill biden hosted tonight's concert for children of military families including usher and katy perry. while washington geared up for the inuation the president and vice president took part in the national day of service in celebration of martin luther king, jr. day. here is a live picture of the u.s. capitol in washington. everything is quiet now, but as andy rose reports, washington, d.c. today was filled with activity and a lot of familiar faces. >> reporter: president obama started the day with painting shelves as part of his project for the national day of service. >> this is what america is about. this is what we celebrate. this inauguration is a symbol of how our democracy works and how we peacefully transfer power. but it should also be an affirmation that we're all in
oe -- president obama is set to make his plan about the gun restrictions tomorrow. >> reporter: no longer do people have to come to a gun range to test their skills they can do it right on their phone. this comes as president obama is set to call for tighter gun restrictions. the nra has taken aim at violent games. but now they have released this shooting range app. >> i don't think it's consistent with a good shot. >> reporter: it has an original age restriction of four. it's now been raised to 12. tomorrow mr. obama will call on congress to ban assault weapons and limit high capacity clips like those used in the deadly sandy hook school shooting and require background checks on all gun buyers. >> will all of them get through this congress, i don't know. >> the head of the nra predicts failure. >> but i would say that the likelihood is they're not going to be able to get an assault weapons ban through this congress. >> reporter: new york lawmakers were able to pass the toughest assault weapons restriction in the nation. it was signed by governor cuomo today. president obama w
because of a fire in a lithium battery. >>> the obama administration has announced plans to sell its ownership stake in general motors. the government put $50 million into gm and chrysler. the plans to start selling its remaining shares over the past year or so. the selling price of the shares will determine if u.s. taxpayers take a loss on the bail out. >>> he's packing his bags, why this bay area 15-year-old was picked to attend monday's presidential inauguration. but first -- >> we all engage in some degree of deception and lying in order of deception and lying in order to meningococcal meningitis, a rare but serious disease. health officials recommend vaccination. go to voicesofmeningitis.org. growing up, we didn't have u-verse. we couldn't record four shows at the same time. in my day, you were lucky if you could record two shows. and if mom was recording her dumb show and dad was recording his dumb show then, by george, that's all we watched. and we liked it! today's kids got it so good. [ male announcer ] get u-verse tv with a total home dvr included free for life. only $29 a
, president obama told reporters the u.s. can't afford a drawn-out debate over raising the debt ceiling, which could reach its lmit in mid february. "raising the debt ceiling does not authorize more spending. it simply allows the country to pay for spending that congress has already committed to. these are bills that have already been racked up, and we need to pay them." president obama warns that if the debt limit is not raised or used as leverage by republicans, markets would go haywire, interest rates would rise, and checks to military veterans and people on social security would end. gop senate minority leader mitch mconnel reponded by saying, "the president and his allies need to get serious about spending, and the debt-limit debate is the perfect time for it." traders will get their first opportunity to react to comments at the market close yesterday by federal reserve chairman ben bernanke. among the highlights, the fed chair says, the federal government is not out of ammunition, the fed's bond-buying program is not likely to lead to higher inflation, and the fed sees positive signs in
's "lawyers, guns and money" sums up a day filled with remedies and reactions to president obama's legislative answer to a series of fatal shootings. a series during his first term that did not lead to sweeping action until a threshold was crossed at sandy hook elementary school in newtown, connecticut, last month. our cover story explains what's next. after a month of meetings with parents of victims, law enforecement and members of the national rifle association, president obama signed 23 executive actions that can be implimented without congressional approval. they include money for schools to hire a thousand security officers and restoring aid to research gun violence at the centers for disease control. "congress, too, must act, and congress must act soon." the president listed a half- billion-dollar effort that will need congressional approval to enforce universal background checks for anyone buying a weapon, reinstatement of the assault-weapons ban that expired, a ban on high-capacity ammunition clips defined as more than ten rounds, and more aggressive prosecution of gun laws. reaction
'm gasia mikaelian. this is bay area news at seven. president barack obama today responded to the sandy hook school shooting with a sweeping plan to overhaul america's gun laws. it's our top story at 7. emily schmidt has more. >> reporter: when 20 children died in the newtown elementary school shooting, president obama said if there's one thing we can do to prevent this, we have to try. wednesday, backed by children who wrote him letters calling for change, he outlined 23 executive orders. he's implementing them right now without need of congressional approval. >> and we can't put this off any longer. >> reporter: they include providing incentives for schools to hire school resource officers, and reviewing safety standards for gun locks and saves. he say that's just a start. >> to make a real and lasts difference, congress, too, must act. >> reporter: just three congressional actions, a universal background check for every gun sale. getting tough on people who buy guns intending to sell them to  criminals and banning military- style assault weapons like the one used in newtown, as well
obama and vice president joe biden plan to unveil their packages tomorrow aimed at reducing gun violence. they'll be joined by children across the country who wrote to the president in the wake of the newtown school shooting. the president is reportedly weighing 19 additional steps he could take through executive order meaning without congressional approval. >>> san jose's new interim police chief spoke out for the first time today telling us what he hopes to accomplish and why he doesn't want the job full time. >> for personal reasons, i did not, but i'd be more than happy to take the interim position now, and i'm looking forward to the challenge and -- and trying to improve morale and help retain some of our officers and further some of the project sgls san jose's current chief chris moore retires at the end of the week. city leaders had hoped to hire a new chief right now. today on the 10:00 news we'll look at the reasons for the setback in their search. >>> san francisco mayor ed lee announced to do long-await police substation will open next month in the city's central market area.
cuts tied to raising the debt limit. president obama is calling for a "clean" debt limit increase, because it pays for bills the u.s. has already racked up. meanwhile, house speaker john boehner says he wants the house and senate to pass a budget in the near term that includes severe cuts to social programs. without a budget, boehner says lawmakers should not receive pay checks. president obama wants a balanced budget. the senate is expected to approve aid for states devastated by superstorm sandy. senators will vote on a $50 billion dollar bill today. last week, congress said yes to the funding... but not without no votes. the majority of republican house members voted against the bill.. calling it too expensive and saying it should come with spending cuts. january 4th, congress agreed to $9.7 billion package to assist with flood insurance claims from the storm. japan airlines is canceling more flights this week due to technical problems aboard boeing's 787 dreamliner. last week jal cancelled round trip flights.. and will continue those cancellations through january 25th. air
to speed up the disaster relief process. later this morning, president obama will deliver a series of concrete proposals to bring gun violence under control. in response to the horrific sandy hook school shooting, vice president joe biden has met with the nra, healthcare professionals, gun control groups and a rep from walmart, the nation's largest gun seller. the president will lay out the measures created from those meetings. likely on the list: a push for an assault weapons ban and better background checks. the president speaks at 11:45 eastern. children who wrote letters expressing concerns about gun violence in schools will join him. a new york city school bus driver strike starts today, affecting 152,000 students. more than 8,000 drivers and support workers are walking off the job to protest a lack of job protections. new york city mayor michael bloomberg has proposed a competetive bid process for school bus contracts in order to save money. the union is upset it may impact current drivers. this strike is the first such job action by unionized new york school bus drivers in
obama in gun violence. >> by doing what we can do by joining the national effort is going to be critical. >> oakland mayor jean quan says now is the time, and she thinks most americans agree. vice president joe biden addressed the congress today. hess they need the mayor's support to get passed by congress. it is expected to be a fight. >>> overwhelming turn out for marin county is prompting a change. success led to serender. >> for last tuesday's buy back event, surrendering a weapon got you money or a voucher. >> we've asked people to come in on the 15th of february to redeem those vouchers. if we don't if or how much we'll get. >> and while they wait, the da's office has turned next monday into a gun buy back. >> we will not be providing vouchers or financial compensation. >> this week's ford county buy back through the da's office yielded an assortment of handguns. someone received $200 for this weapon. >> we went through our initial allotment of $5,000 in the first 40 minutes, so by 11:30 we were out of cash and and the da brought back 2,700 more dollar. 223 weapons were -- $2,700,
.4 billion. medicare is likely to come up in the debt ceilng debate. president obama has said he is willing to make minor adjustments. house republicans want severe cuts to stop the increase of medicare spending. the employment picture remains mixed around the globe. many employers in brazil, india, russia, china and the u.s. expect to add staff in 2013, according to careerbuilder. but europe will feel the pinch of austerity. a third of employers in italy expect to reduce staff this year, and hiring will stay flat in france. the u.k. and germany are slightly more optimistic, predicting a small uptick in job growth. get out your rulers, subway's footlong sub may be just shy of its advertised size. an australian man posted a picture on facebook showing the footlong sub at just 11 inches. the photo sparked controversy worldwide. subway has not yet responded. still to come, traders reveal tech stocks to buy as more pc users get unplugged? traders wire in late in the show. but first, is the end near for your local hardware store? paul eggers reports on big box chain versus independent hardware g
of the confirmed cases are in people 65 years or older. president obama has been working hard on his inauguration address for monday. they are also getting ready for an expected crowd of 600 to 800,000 people. they handed out 250,000 tickets. the south bacon guess man gave out 200 tickets. he wanted ideas for improving country and the government. wagner has yet to grant them an interview in the drowning of his wife in 1981. her death was ruled accidental but a recent review lead the coroner to change the case to under determined noting that she had bruises on her body that could have happened before she went into the water. they interviewed more than 100 people. boeing will stop delivering the 787 dream liner until it is fixed. it is assembled in washington and north charleston south carolina. they have to prove the batteries are safe. they are light weight but also flammable. >>> san jose and oakland airports plan to get rid of full body scan tears show an imagine that looks like the passenger's naked body. the machines will be replaced by scanners that show a generic imagine of a person and no
are due back in court february 4th. >>> president barack obama scheduled to sit down with vice president joe biden tomorrow to discuss steps to curb gun violence. he's received a list of what he called sensible xhons steps from biden's gun policy task force. the task force recommendations are expected to include requiring background checks for all gun purchases, limiting the number of rounds allowed in magazines and a revival of the ban on assault weapons. the president delivered a stern message to congress today to raise the country's $16.4 trillion debt ceiling. >> if congressional republicans refuse to pay american's bills on time, social security checks and veterans' benefits will be delayed. we might not be able to pay our troops or honor our contracts with small business owners so to even entertain the idea of this happening, of the united states of america not paying its bills is irresponsible. >> in a news conference, the president warned that not increasing the debt limit is irresponsible and would harm the economy. republicans in the house want spending cuts if the debt ceiling
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